Monday, March 30, 2009

Music of Music City -- v. 7 "Voices of Spring"

Sunday afternoon I attended my second event at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. The first one (see 20 Feb. posting) the Orchestra performed with Riders in the Sky. This time they were with the Nashville Symphony Chorus. And George Mabry conducted the two groups.

The program presented five composers, ranging from the Baroque of J.S. Bach to spirituals by Michael Tippett (from "A Child of Our Time"). All the selected songs had a Spring theme of some sort in them. It was a very pleasant indoor experience contrating with the blustery winter weather outdoors. Mother Nature may not be goading ol' man winter into abandoning Nashville. But we Nashvillians are certainly more than ready to say "goody-bye" to the cold weather!

Hopefully the singing and playing of the Spring-theme selections in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center will hasten the exit of ol' man winter!

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